Month
November 2019

Man’s dying wish to have ‘one last beer with his sons’ goes viral

One man’s final wish has gone viral: to have “one last beer with his sons.” The tweet made by Adam Schemm, the man’s grandson, was posted back on November 20. It shows Schemm’s grandfather just before his death from cancer. He is smiling in his hospital bed holding a beer surrounded by his three sons as well as his wife. Schemm would die the next day after the photo was taken. “My grandpa had been relatively healthy over the course of his life but it was on the Sunday last week while he was in hospital that they realised it would be the end. He called his grandchildren to tell [Read]

Christians criticising witchcraft conference are hypocrites –Prof Ijomah

Professor Benedict Ijomah is a retired Professor of Political Sociology with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, whom the school’s Centre for Policy Studies and Research was named after. During the week, the centre held a controversial conference on witchcraft. He speaks with Punch’s RAPHAEL EDE about the event The interdisciplinary witchcraft conference was held despite criticisms from some quarters, why did you choose to go ahead with it? The aim of the conference was to unravel the mystery behind witchcraft. Why was it important to unravel the mystery behind witchcraft? Scholarship is based on curiosity. What is the cause of this (mystery)? You will try to give an answer to [Read]

EPL: Table – topping Liverpool Extend Lead as Man City, Chelsea Stumble [SEE RESULTS + TABLE]

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points with a nervy 2-1 win over Brighton as Manchester City slipped up once more in a draw at Newcastle on Saturday. Chelsea missed the chance to go level on points with second-placed City as Frank Lampard’s men suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by West Ham, while Tottenham’s winning run under Jose Mourinho continued as Dele Alli scored twice in a 3-2 win over Bournemouth. Virgil van Dijk is hoping to beat Lionel Messi to the Ballon d’Or on Monday and showed he can score goals as well as stop them with two towering headers from [Read]

Innocent man who spent 12yrs in prison, Becomes A Lawyer Seven Years Later [PHOTOS]

A Nigerian man who allegedly spent 12 years in Nigerian prison for a crime he did not commit is now a lawyer after making the 2019 list of those called to the Nigerian bar. Charles Mallam-Obi who shared the story of his childhood friend Akpoghene Edeno, said he was locked up in Nigerian prison for 12 years over a murder he didn’t commit. He further revealed that Edeno wrote his WAEC in prison and enrolled in University of Benin as a Law student after he got freed in 2012. He wrote “Akpoghene Edeno is my childhood friend who spent twelve years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. He [Read]

Second-born children are the biggest troublemaker in the family, study reveals

Being the eldest sibling isn’t easy. We often get blamed for everything, our siblings always steal our clothes and we had to put up with stricter rules when we were growing up. However, our little brothers and sisters get away with murder. A new report has revealed that the second born child is more likely to be a troublemaker and we’re not one bit surprised. MIT economist, Joseph Doyle, has discovered that the second-born child is more likely to misbehave and it has a lot to do with how parents reared them. The report revealed that second-born children are 25 to 40 percent more likely to get in major trouble [Read]

Pastor flogs church members for not attending service [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

A Ugandan pastor Paul Muwanguzi has not spared his congregants who missed his previous service. The supposed man of God is seen in a video canning both old and young members who defaulted in attending church. In the viral video, they were seen lying on the floor as the pastor walks through them to flog each one of them. Kenyan radio station Wish FM shared the video with the caption: “Pastor Paul Muwanguzi canes his followers who didnt turn up for church service the previous Sunday. But Uganda why??” See video below;     [Read]

BREAKING: APC’s Smart Adeyemi Unseats Melaye as Senator, Wins Kogi West District Poll

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Smart Adeyemi, has won the Kogi West senatorial district election. The Returning Officer of the election, Professor Olajide Lawal, announced this on Saturday at the collation centre in Kogi State. According to him, Senator Adeyemi polled a total of 88,373 votes to beat Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 62,133 votes. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the APC candidate as the winner of the keenly contested election two weeks after the people of the senatorial district went to the poll. See the result below: This came after the supplementary poll conducted by INEC following [Read]

FG orders sack of unqualified teachers by Dec 31

IBADAN – The Federal Government has directed that all unqualified teachers should be flushed out of schools by December 31, Prof. Segun Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), said on Friday. Ajiboye stated this in Ibadan at the induction of no fewer than 200 education graduates of the University of Ibadan. According to him, quacks teaching Nigerian children will be thrown out and replaced by qualified and certificated education graduates to mold sound future leaders for the country. The registrar said that teachers must stand shoulder to shoulder with other professional groups in the knowledge-driven economy. Administering the oath of practice on the inductees, Ajiboye reiterated that any [Read]

Snake Attacks RCCG Pastor While Preaching on Altar [SEE PHOTOS]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Daniel who ministers in Ikorodu, Lagos State, was going on his normal duty, preaching, when a snake came to attack. He shared the story and wrote; “Testimony time. So I was preaching and this snake came to the altar. Suddenly the lion in me remembered, thou shall trample upon snakes and scorpions and nothing shall by any means harm you.  So we practiced what we have read ayayaya… Alas! it was finished on the altar. I remember I sat there worshiping God before I moved from the altar to the congregation for Impartations then this [Read]

25-Yr-Old Manufactures, Unveils Nigeria’s First ‘Carbon Fibre’ Sports Car

At 25, Jerry Isaac Mallo has made a huge statement with the various machines he fabricated. His latest offering is what some have termed Nigeria’s first Carbon Fibre sports car. The Fabrication Engineer and CEO of Bennie Technologies LTD, on Thursday, launched his Nigerian made sports car which is named the Bennie Purrie. At the launch which held at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, Mallo noted that the sports car is the first of many more innovative products he will be creating. Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, Mallo who was born in Jos, Plateau State, stated that he was inspired to create the sports car [Read]

Supreme Court removes Oyo first class monarch, Eleruwa after 21yrs on throne

In what appears like a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday sacked a prominent monarch in Oyo state, Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adebayo Adegbola after 21-years on throne. In a uaninamous judgment, the apex court upheld the judgement of the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan and dismissed the appeal filed by the monarch for lacking in merit. The current Eleruwa, Oba Samuel Adebayo Adegbola, was installed in 1998. He was however dethroned by an Oyo State High Court on January 26, 2011. Justice Ladipo Abimbola in his judgment, affirmed that the process that brought the Monarch to the throne were irregular, declaring them null and [Read]

Gunmen open fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC squad in Kogi [SEE PHOTOS]

A player and driver sustained injuries after gunmen opened fire on Ifeanyi Ubah FC squad in Okene, Kogi state, on Friday. The team members were on their way to Kano for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) day six fixture when the incident happened. Ifeanyi Ubah FC is scheduled to take on Jigawa Golden stars at the Kano stadium on Sunday. Chukwuma Ubah, chairman of the club, narrated the incident to TheCable . “Our bus was attacked by gunmen in Okene. The driver and a player was hit by bullets fired at the bus. They have been taken to a hospital nearby where they are being attended to. We thank [Read]

Ogun Cancels Monthly Sanitation Exercise For November

ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State Government has cancelled the monthly sanitation exercise in the State for the month of November.  The Government said it has also lifted restriction of movement order. This, the State Government said would enable secondary school students across the state to take part in the on-going National Examination Council (NECO) examinations. In a statement by Kunle Somorin, chief press secretary to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun while giving the approval said the decision was arrived at after reviewing the challenges that the restriction of movement order would have on the Mathematics paper in the NECO exams schedule for Saturday and which coincides with the timing [Read]

Drama as Buhari refuses to shake hands with Tinubu, Nigerians react [VIDEO]

A video of President Buhari refusing to shake hands with Senator Remi Tinubu at the 2019 E-Nigeria International Conference, Award and Exhibition in Abuja yesterday November 28th, has surfaced online and has got people talking on Twitter. Some Nigerians queried why he did not shake her like the other male government functionaries present at the event. Others however argued that as a Muslim, he is not expected to shake any woman. This was however countered by some Nigerians who pointed out that the President had in the past had handshakes with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and Ex British Prime Minister, Theresa May when he met with them. Others argue that [Read]

BREAKING: Arsenal boss, Unai Emery sacked after 2-1 loss to Frankfurt

– Unai Emery has parted ways with Arsenal after another disgraceful 2-1 loss to Frankfurt – Arsenal confirmed Emery’s sacking in a statement on Friday morning, November 2019 – Freddie Ljungberg will take responsibility for the “first team as interim head coach” according to the club Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Unai Emery has been sacked by Arsenal following a torrid run of lacklustre performance that saw the Premier League side forfeit an early lead to suffer another 2-1 defeat to Frankfurt.  The Spaniard was shown the way out of Emirates Stadium after eighteen months in charge of the North London side. His [Read]